Guide to *optimizing* "Transmission" torrent app? (Oct. 2014)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lip5016, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. lip5016 macrumors regular

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    Hello. I am looking for a Guide to *optimizing* "Transmission" torrent app? (Oct. 2014)

    I have seen a few mini-guides, but they seem to be made by 15yo's that are just YOLO-ing and putting in seemingly thoughtless values..

    Is there any decent guide for how to optimize "Transmission" torrent app for OSX users?
    Preferably something semi-recent and relevant to current OSX Mavericks/Transmission..

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    The defaults should be fine. The BitTorrent protocol is pretty resilient and does a good job of making the most of any situation. People who mess about with maximum simultaneous connections or peers, really don't know what they're doing.

    With the default settings, I can download Ubuntu or Elementary Linux isos at 11MB/s on my 100mbps connection. Just set a reasonable upload speed limit so you don't choke your connection.
     
  3. lip5016 thread starter macrumors regular

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    have you used Vuze? i recently made the transition, but i feel like i might like Vuze better.. i think i get faster speeds since there's more customization w/the settings.. using this site for guidance:

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/optimizing-vuze-speed.htm
     
  4. YanniDepp macrumors 6502

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    I used to use it, about 10 years ago, when it was still called Azureus and took about 5 minutes to open. Then, I switched to BitRocket, but that disappeared under a controversy about stolen code.

    If you're looking for a simple BitTorrent client that downloads stuff, Transmission is the best you'll find. If you like the "everything and the kitchen sink" interface, stick with Vuze.
     

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